State Legislator Continues Press For National Convention To Change US Constitution

Spirit Lake, Iowa — A top Republican in the state legislature who used to represent part of our area and continues to represent the area to our east says the current situation in Congress shows the federal government is broken and it’s time to make changes in the US Constitution.

State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake — the Speaker Pro Tempore in the IOWA House — is a long-time advocate for a Constitutional Convention.

Thirty-four states must pass resolutions calling for such a meeting. So far, 19 have done so, but Iowa has not. Wills says a balanced budget amendment to the US constitution is a priority for him — and a Constitutional Convention could propose one.

Critics of convening a Constitutional Convention say there are no limits to what delegates could propose and it could lead to major changes in our form of government. The US Constitution was written by a Constitutional Convention in 1787. It has 27 amendments,
the last of which was passed in 1992.



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